My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

Friday Finishes

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a great week.

I was able to spend lots of time in my sewing room this week so all is good with me 🙂

I love reading and seeing blog hops. I get inspired seeing how other quilters display their creative talents using fabric.

When I read the blog posts displaying the fabric line Makers Home by Natalie Barnes it was love at first sight for me. The collection is made with beautiful modern prints in bold colors and several black and white low volume prints.

I immediately bought a couple of charm packs and a few fat quarters to get my creative juices flowing!

My Makers Home Projects:

  • Simple patchwork placemats – finished size 12 x 18 inches
  • Drunkards Path flower mini quilt – finished size 19 x 19 inches
mini quilt dp

mini quilt dp

  • Plus X table runner – finished size 14 x 68
  • I used 55 – 5×5 charm squares
  • Another opportunity for me to practice free motion quilting, this design is called loopy meandering. Far from perfect – I’m just proud I didn’t chicken out at the last moment and do walking foot quilting. I like the texture this design creates, I’m sure I will be using it again and again!
    • I really enjoyed determining the fabric placement. I tried to have every other block showcase the dominant color as the plus or cross design.
makers home table runner

makers home table runner

makers home table runner

makers home table runner

makers home table runner

makers home table runner

makers home table runner

makers home table runner

I also started a new baby quilt, hope to finish this weekend .  What quilty plans do you have this weekend ?

Linking up with Myra at Busy Hands Quilts Finished or Not Fridays!

Until next time Happy Sewing!

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9 thoughts on “Friday Finishes

  1. I love the DP Mini quilt and am intrigued by the round up tool you used. Did you take a class on using it? Maybe there is a good video to watch? I like to make table runners, too. They are fun to experiment with color and design and can be finished and on the table in no time!

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    • Thanks! There is a You Tube video by Terry Atkinson/Creative Grids demonstrating how to use the Round Up Tool. I’m terrible with curved piecing and there is so much waste of fabric. Using the round up tool the DP block is applique. The tool only makes 4 and 5 inch DP shapes — perfect for charm squares so the waste is minimum. Let me know what you think! Table runners are the best!

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  2. Pretty and practical….got to be happy with that.

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  3. Hi Karla,
    I love the mini DP quilt. That blocks intrigues me as well. I will have to check out the video link you shared as well as the ruler. Thanks! Are you on Bloglovin’? I’d love to follow you and that makes it so much easier than getting individual emails from each blog. Consider it if you are not on it! ~smile~ Roseanne

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